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Texas Family Law


Jeffrey S Johnson

Founder / Fort Worth Attorney

Fort Worth Divorce Attorney
Fort Worth Divorce Attorney, Jeffrey S. Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a board-certified family lawyer with over fifteen years’ of experience in both Washington and Texas. Having graduated with honors from Washington State University with a BA in International Business, Jeff went on to graduate from one of the top law schools in the United States, The University of Oregon. Jeff has been decorated with numerous local and national awards, including having been ranked as one of the Top 100 Family Lawyers Under 40 in the United States, as well as having been ranked as one of the Top Attorneys in Fort Worth for seven consecutive years. Jeff is a dynamic trial lawyer who practices Family Law, Civil Litigation and handles Appellate Cases. Jeff has handled hundreds of cases involving religious cults, child sexual abuse, waste claims in divorces, child support for disabled adult children, challenges to jurisdiction, shareholder derivative actions, military divorces, asset valuation, contract interpretation, division of property involving closely-held businesses, and many other difficult issues.

Jeff seeks out complex litigation that requires his expert analysis, his multifaceted and forward-thinking strategies, and his proven trial philosophy. Jeff determines his client’s long-term goals and then works to develop a flexible strategy that can adapt to the ever-changing landscape of each trial. Where other lawyers often create a rigid strategy and try to force the facts to fit their plan, Jeff steadfastly believes that the best way to win is to mold the strategy around the facts and to assemble those facts into a case theory that leads the judge or jury directly to the right conclusion. Utilizing this methodology he advocates for his client’s goals in both the courtroom or in a written appellate brief.

Beyond his solid education and law practice, Jeff has invaluable business acumen and cultural insight. Jeff has twice lived and worked overseas, immersed in non-English speaking countries. Jeff jointly owned a wine-importing company that did business in 46 states and 6 countries, honing his ability to coordinate people and resources. Jeff learned the ins and outs of corporate management teamwork from some of the top minds in the sports industry when he spent 4 years working in the National Basketball Association’s Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks organizations. It is advantageous to have an attorney that understands and respects both how a business functions and what it takes to run a successful organization.

Jeff’s passion for the wine industry has never waned; he acts as a marketing, management, and legal consultant for several wineries. When he is not practicing law, Jeff spends time with his two rescue dogs, travels with friends, teaches wine classes, and reads historical non-fiction.

If you have a complex legal issue that demands an exceptional lawyer whose diversified background will ensure the best outcome, call Jeff today.

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Areas Of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2013
  • Washington, 2005


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D., 2004
  • Washington State University Honors College, Pullman, Washington
    • B.A., 2000,Major: International Business

Honors And Awards

  • “Top 100 Family Lawyers in America Under 40”, The National Advocates, 2016
  • “Nation’s Top 1% of Attorneys”, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015, 2016
  • “Top Attorneys in Fort Worth”, Fort Worth Magazine, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018
  • “Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in North Texas”, National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • “Best in Family Law Litigation – Texas”, Corporate America’s Legal Elite, 2015
  • “Top Attorneys in North America”, Global Directory of Who’s Who, 2015
  • “Clients’ Choice Award”, AVVO, 2013
  • “10/10 Rating”, AVVO

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • exas Family Law Foundation, Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Family Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas

Past Employment Positions

  • Widner Family Law Group, Chief Operating Officer, 2011 – 2013
  • Dallas Mavericks – Development League Affiliate, Franchise Consultant, 2010 – 2011
  • Indiana Pacers – Development League Affiliate, VP – Sales and Marketing, 2007 – 2010
  • Pangaea Wine Group, VP – Sales and Marketing, 2006 – 2007
  • Lukins & Annis, PS, Associate Attorney, 2004 – 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Youth Soccer Coach, 2014 – Present
  • Youth Football Coach, 2008 – 2010
  • Franklin Group Think Tank, 2012 – Present


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Based on 23 reviews
Megan Williams
Megan Williams
I can’t say thank you to Jeff, Chloe, and Lupe at Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz, PLLC enough. Jeff’s skillful practice in the courtroom, cognizant strategies to decrease financial burdens, and everyone’s time and diligence in preparation have been amazing. They always answer phone calls and emails with a quick and knowledgeable response. The whole office has been very kind and empathetic towards me despite my sometimes exhausted and emotionally wrecked communications. The whole group shows that they truly care and fight for their families. I can’t recommend this group enough. So very thankful for them!!
Miss Muggwamp
Miss Muggwamp
Easy location to find. Very friendly & helpful. Great attorneys especially D. Wright. Ive known him for over 20 years He has the experience you need for all areas of laws – civil, probate and family. He and the other attorneys plus support staff we’re very sympathetic while assisting me in probating my parents estate.
Dwayne Belkowski
Dwayne Belkowski
Best attorneys in town for Family law. Highly recommend.
Larry Wuzhere
Larry Wuzhere
A few months ago I found myself to be a target of the one of the most oppressive and powerful entities in the Texas government- The Office of the Attorney General- Child Support Division. This out of control entity has little to no oversight and is empowered to wreck lives with NO REPERCUSSIONS. I tried to find someone in the OAG management to help correct the situation but that only escalated the attack against me and my livelihood. They seized my bank accounts and and placed liens against my property. Fortunately for me I turned to the law firm of Johnson, Loyd and Schmitz. Mr. Johnson put together a legal plan of action and moved quickly to provide relief to my situation. I put my trust and future into his hands, and just as David slew the Mighty giant Goliath-so Mr Johnson brought the mighty Office of the Attorney General to its knees. My life and property are now secure from improper confiscation and harassment from this entity. Thank you Mr Johnson you were truly a God send when my future was bleak at best. A grateful client, Larry Morris
Virgil Martinez
Virgil Martinez
I recently was looking for a family law attorney and sent in a request for consultation with Johnson, Loyd, & Schmitz. I was contacted by Jeff who was amazing. He wasn’t pushy and he was extremely personable. He guided me and gave me the advice I needed. I would recommend anyone to call on this team if they are in need of legal services. Thank you guys and if I need any legal services again I will be coming back!

* Johnson Loyd & Schmitz was a previous law firm that is now Johnson McNulty, Attorneys At Law.